Employee perspective

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Use our infographics to display in your workplace, share with co-workers and start conversations around positive mental health.

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health comprises of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It determines our way of thinking, feeling and acting. Also, it defines our resilience to stressful situations and our ability to make healthy choices.

Coping with Stress in the Workplace

Managing Employee Mental Health enables employees to maintain balance with work-life stressors and enhance employee engagement. Moreover, it promotes a safe and friendly job environment. Also, it discourages the stigma related with mental health issues of employees (National Council for behavioral health).

Getting Help for my Mental Health and accessing Support

If you feel that you need support, realize that you are not alone, and that there will be some things that can help. You need to understand that reaching out and asking for help is not only brave, but also vital for either maintaining good mental health, or recovering from and managing mental ill-health. Be Brave.

What is first aid for mental health?

First aid for mental health is the initial support provided to a person experiencing a mental health problem until professional help is received, or until the crisis is resolved. The aims of first aid for mental health: • Preserve life where a person could be a danger to themselves or others • Alleviate suffering by providing immediate comfort and support • Prevent the condition from developing into a more serious problem • Promote recovery of good mental health by signposting and obtaining to professional support

What first aid for mental health isn’t

FAMH is not the same of doing therapy. With FAMH we don’t expect, or permit, employees to be diagnosticians. We don’t want them to be suggesting that people may have certain symptoms. First aiders for mental health are not qualified to do clinical work.

Why is first aid for mental health important?

First Aiders for Mental Health via training built a toolbox to challenge stigma and negative attitude towards mental health illness. That could explain the usefulness of a Mental First Aider in the workplace. With first aid for mental health our co-worker could reach his previous functioning and performance. Without early first aid for mental health support, the mental health issue of the person may get worse and a mental health crisis could emerge.
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